Five homosexual celebrities

08:47, April 07, 2010      

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I know, I promised you thirsty kittens with the dirt behind the local fashion scene, but by then I had not predicted Ricky Martin's Monday declaration on his official website:

"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man."

I understand that look on your face that reads: "Hasn't he come out of the closet already?" but being obviously gay is one thing, having the guts to step up and openly admit it is another, especially for a sex symbol like he is, or used to be.

So, a round of applause to Mr Martin (or Ms?), unless you are one of those homophobic fans and now weeping for the lost lamb, the Latino pop sensation inspired me to come up with a list of five local homosexual celebrities who are so well hidden in the closet that some of the names are going to knock your socks off, stars that appear almost as heterosexual as Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

My personal friend, fashion magazine editor and gossip lover Charlotte Hse has kindly contributed to the list and the real names of people and events below have been altered or abbreviated to protect the innocent, namely me.

JH: actor who is best known for the tough-guy figures he has created in a number of blockbusters. Though he first became known for starring in a homosexual-themed film, I would never have questioned his sexual orientation if I had not seen him flirting with his male assistant in his dressing room. Rumor has it that he enjoys sadism and masochism, with witnesses having worked with him swearing to have seen his assistant coming out of his room in bruises and pain. Well, at least that coordinates with his screen image;

XMH: leading local young actor who is often reportedly, or fakingly, involved with Taiwanese actresses or models. To me, he is either homosexual or of no sexual orientation but simply using sex as a weapon to climb his way up, just like you do not define Madonna as homosexual or straight;

YL: actor who is known for his boy-next-door roles in his earlier works. I'm not sure which comes first, being gay or sexually exploited by male directors, but paying for same-sex sex is a little over the top, considering the fact that he is married with a wife and child, but don't they all have seemingly steady families? - an issue I will cover in future columns;

BRJ: member of a boy duo and rising actor who entered the showbiz scene by winning a local reality show. Fans usually fantasize about him and the other duo member (noth-ing physical of course), a popular culture originating in Japan and South Korea to pair band members, but the truth is that they are actually on really bad terms in private;

ZQL: local top model who appears masculine and athletic. He once slipped his secret during a talk show saying that "he loves pretty boys" but the scene was later cut before being broadcast.

Source: Global Times(By Doriah Morrison)


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